Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

As a follow up ... the mall

So maybe we don't need the mall after all, 
I was trying to remember the last time I was in one. 
I now buy almost everything online.  Except groceries.
So if we were to rebuild Main Street what would need to be there.

The Mall Killed Main Street

Main Street had citizens ..............................
the mall has consumers ..............................

Could a mall be configured and designed as a main street?
Could we go back to being citizens?  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Getting Started

Some designers cringe when they see a client walking into their office with a whole stack of design magazines, I love to see this, it means you have started doing some of the heavy lifting.  It provides me with a wealth of knowledge as to what your tastes are and what your looking to achieve.  Projects should be a reflection of their owners, not of their architects.  I do not believe in "Starchitecture".   So when it's time to do a project make a binder or folder and keep adding to it as you go along, it should be a valuable resource for your architect.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Swimming ..... indoors?

I am not such a fan of swimming indoors, to me it's an summer outside kind of thing. However, I am sure I would not mind here... its the indoor pool of a 75m estate... photo courtesy of Forbes.